Chelsea reignite their interest in Everton winger Anthony Gordon after failed summer swoop as they rival Newcastle’s pursuit of the £60m-rated youngster – with Blues also enquiring about Amadou Onana
- Chelsea saw their interest in Anthony Gordon in the summer rebuffed by Everton
- Gordon is expected to leave Everton this month with Newcastle also interested
- The Blues are said to be aware of Everton’s financial issues and could pounce
Chelsea are rivalling Newcastle United in the chase for Everton’s Anthony Gordon.
Newcastle opened talks with Everton last week after reviving interest in the 21-year-old winger, who is valued around £60million.
That price is well above Newcastle’s estimate and they had initially proposed striker Chris Wood as a potential makeweight prior to him joining Nottingham Forest on loan. Talks are continuing but Chelsea’s presence at the negotiating table could help Everton achieve their desired price.
Chelsea have reignited their interest in Everton winger Anthony Gordon after this summer
Chelsea are willing to strike a deal that would see Gordon stay at Everton on loan for the season and have also enquired after the Goodison club’s towering midfielder Amadou Onana, offering a quick profit on the £33.5m paid to Lille last summer.
Everton are desperate for funds to be able to arm their new manager with reinforcements but would be loath to lose Onana.
Chelsea’s aggressive approach to the transfer window does not stop there. They have also seen an opening bid rejected for Lyon right-back Malo Gusto, 19, and are back in touch with Benfica for midfielder Enzo Fernandez.
Chelsea could also swoop for Amadou Onana in a double deal amid Everton’s financial issues
Frank Lampard was sacked by Everton on Monday after less than a year in charge of the club
Chelsea have already spent £420m on transfers this season but have spread payments for those deals over record-breaking contracts up to eight-and-a-half years in length.
However, Benfica have been demanding the £106m buy-out clause for Fernandez and their other option, Moises Caicedo, is valued at £80m, though Brighton do not wish to sell this window.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are looking to loan out goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina plus midfielders Cesare…